Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is now frequently used to support and enhance fertility to achieve pregnancy. Acupuncture has been shown to regulate hormones and affect the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis, which controls ovulation, thickens the endometrial lining and increases blood flow to the uterus. In men, acupuncture can improve sperm volume and motility. For both men and women, treatments will boost the immune system, increase energy and libido, and improve relaxation – all of which positively affect the likelihood of conception.
TCM is also used to enhance the efficacy of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and Invitro Fertilization (IVF).
Prenatal acupuncture has been used safely and effectively for thousands of years to improve and resolve the many troublesome and even painful side effects of pregnancy.
We enjoy helping expectant Moms to feel healthy and strong so that their pregnancies can be enlivening, wondrous and truly joyous.
Mothers often say that their bodies were “never the same” after childbirth. They mention health issues such as back pain, hair loss, low libido, and weight gain. In traditional Chinese medicine, there is a logical reason for such complaints: their bodies were not properly nourished postpartum. Childbirth, while beautiful, is extremely taxing to our qi, blood and vital essence. In truth, the postpartum period is as important to a new mother’s health, as all previous months with child.
Acupuncture treatments, herbal supplementation and Mother Roasting can help support her body to rebound and rebuild.
Our Mother Roasting treatment is performed 1 - 6 weeks postpartum. We use moxibustion, a technique in which a stick of burning mugwort is moved over the body, to warm, nourish, and reenergize the body.